Its been no secret that the U.S. 27 North viaduct would be replaced. And, it was no secret that the replacement was imminent.
However, what Cynthiana leaders and residents didnt expect was an emergency weight reduction that would create a detour for heavy trucks.
Tom Shomaker, chief engineer with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinets District 6 operation, said Monday that a recent inspection showed that the bridge had deteriorated more since its last inspection.
All bridges in the state were inspected following the August 2007 collapse of a bridge in Minneapolis.
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